Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cold outbreak brings snow to three states

A fast-moving cold snap from the Antarctic has swept across south eastern Australia sending temperatures plummeting as snow and hail fell across three states.

Tasmania copped the brunt of the chilly weather last night, with snow settling in hills 400m above sea level and falls reported in some beachside suburbs.

Victoria and the ACT also felt the chill.

Launceston experienced its coldest October night on record at minus one degrees celsius while temperatures on Mt Wellington near Hobart dropped to minus six degrees, not quite reaching the coldest ever October evening of minus 7.7 degrees.

Plumeting sea surface temperatures confirm the phase change

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